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Blog log from EF of 2014: Port Adelaide vs Richmond

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Richmond, EF of 2014

Gray dodges on the boundary 60m out, takes a tackle and gives to Westhoff who turns blind and shoots from 45m on the flank… first goal to Port! (Q1 1:21)
Westhoff baulks through three Tigers on the wing and passes to the lead of Schulz at 40m on the flank. His shot is wide and cleared by the Tigers. (Q1 3:08)
Wines finds Schulz on his own at 40m on the flank, he baulks the onrushing Morris, bounces and pops it through from 20m. (Q1 4:10)
The Adelaide crowd is baying for blood, and the Power are getting in the first few punches. (Q1 4:51)
After Houli fumbles while bouncing on the wing, Schulz marks on his chest from a low Ebert pass to 35m on a slight angle. Schulz misses again. (Q1 7:44)
There is a swirly northerly wind which is playing havoc with kicks without favouring either side. (Q1 7:44)
Trengove marks the kick in and passes to Wines 40m out on the flank, he gives to Boak streaming past, Conca is on his hammer but can’t catch him, Boak goals! (Q1 8:21)
Westhoff’s snaps from 40m on the flank is touched off the boot but it falls perfectly for White to gather and snap instinctively while tackled… it wobbles through for a goal! (Q1 9:30)
Neade passes to Wingard 45m in front, he sees Polec on his own 25m out on the flank, he marks and plays on for another one! It’s raining goals for Port! (Q1 13:55)
Another long ball by Wingard to the Port forward line, Wines gathers and baulks then runs into the open goal. (Q1 15:52)
Neade speeds away from a stoppage on the wing, baulks Houli and beats another, runs to CHF and bounces through yet another Power goal! (Q1 17:51)
That wind must be favouring Port’s end, judging from how that Neade kick sailed through from 55m. (Q1 18:22)
Deledio marks unopposed 40m out on a slight angle but it’s touched on the boot, Lids thinks quickly and gives to Conca who punches a low dart through for the first Richmond goal. (Q1 20:52)
Monfries marks a Boak centre clearance at 45m on a slight angle. Angus piles on the pain with an excellent set shot. (Q1 22:12)
Rance passes to Vlaustin at 45m on a slight angle, just before White arrives. Tough shot into the wind from there… falls on the line, rushed. (Q1 23:37)
Morris’ handball at defensive hotspot goes to ground, Wingard roves but snaps wide. (Q2 3:34)
White passes to Westhoff near the boundary 35m out. The Hoff threads the needle as if the wind wasn’t even there! (Q2 9:46)
Grimes fumbles on the HBF, Neade pounces, Grimes collects him after handpassing meaning a relayed free to Monfries at 40m near the boundary. Angus misses. (Q2 11:17)
Griffiths marks fully 60m out on a slight angle and goes back for the set shot, trusting the wind… he makes the distance, but just wide. (Q2 13:01)
That’s an indication that this is a big wind favouring Richmond’s end this quarter, but they are not making any use of it. (Q2 13:18)
Gray marks on the lead in front of Morris at 35m on a slight angle from a centring Polec ball. He misses. (Q2 14:16)
Neade marks 20m out on a slight angle and makes good on Port frontal pressure with a goal that just about ends the contest, even at this early stage. (Q2 15:16)
Monfries marks at 45m on the flank and has his set shot rushed. (Q2 16:46)
Richmond try to run through traffic in the centre with handball but fail, the Power try the same thing and make it work with a Joe the Goose by Gray to Schulz for the goal. (Q2 19:01)
Ebert passes to Schulz on the lead, Rance scrags him to concede the obvious holding free. Schulz shoots from 40m on a slight angle… into the man on the mark. (Q2 23:17)
Gray roves a stoppage on the wing and gives to Polec who sinks the knife in with a slingshot bomb from 55m that sails through for yet another goal! (Q2 24:16)
Maric gets a rather soft free on Lobbe at a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle, and kicks a belated goal. (Q2 26:19)
Wingard marks a centring Gray ball 35m out on a slight angle and answers that goal with another. No chance of a Tiger miracle as there was with North last night. (Q2 28:16)
Correction, Hartlett with the goal assist not Gray. (Q2 28:31)
Riewoldt gives to Grigg who is confronted by three Port defenders 35m out in the corridor, he tries a quick snap… it bounces through for a goal. (Q2 29:44)
Schulz passes to Monfries in the square on a fast break, who goals after the HT siren to make it 69 points the Port lead at the main break. (Q2 31:02)
Boak passes to Ebert on the lead in front of Batchelor at 40m on the flank. He goals to start second half junk time. (Q3 0:42)
Westhoff sprays a shot on the run from 25m on the flank. (Q3 2:57)
Deledio sprays a rather easy snap from 25m on a slight angle up the other end. (Q3 3:42)
Ebert sails through a goal to please the Port fans from 40m on the flank. (Q3 7:10)
Hartlett passes to Boak near the boundary 40m out. Boak centres but Rance intercepts. (Q3 8:57)
Neade forces a turnover on the wing, Jonas kicks long to Wines on his own at 40m on the flank, he can stroll into the open goal. (Q3 10:12)
Deledio bounces twice down the wing, drawing players and baulking, then shoots from 50m on a slight angel… it bounces in the square and through for a goal. (Q3 13:18)
Neade marks a short Gray ball to 35m wide on the flank in front of Morris. He navigates the breeze to swing it straight through the hi-diddle-diddle. (Q3 14:54)
Hombsch is pinged for a holding free on Gordon after disposal at 45m on a slight angle. Gordon goals. (Q3 16:27)
Riewoldt gets a holding free on Carlile at the hotspot, another soft one. Riewoldt goals. (Q3 18:12)
Hartlett passes to Wines at 35m on the flank. Wines sails through another exemplary set shot in the tricky wind. (Q3 19:58)
Wingard gathers a Gray kick near the behind post but hits the goalpost. (Q3 22:13)
Griffiths marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q3 22:58)
Junk time is well and truly in session, quite pedestrian now. (Q3 28:11)
Conca passes to Newman at 35m on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren. He misses. (Q3 30:57)
Riewoldt marks at 45m near the boundary, and misses. (Q4 2:46)
Gordon passes to Riewoldt near the boundary 30m out. Li’l Rooey plays on and goals. (Q4 4:46)
Gordon marks on the HFF and passes to Miles at 35m on a slight angle. Miles misses. (Q4 7:01)
Martin passes to Riewoldt on the lead at 45m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q4 8:28)
Edwards roves a Polec drop in the square and kicks the easy goal. (Q4 9:04)
Riewoldt dives and marks 35m out in the corridor. He goals again. (Q4 10:46)
Wingard leaps and takes a screamer over Deledio at 35m on the flank. He misses. (Q4 13:17)
Rance is beaten by Gray for a mark in the square, and petulantly pushes him over to concede a meaningless 50m. The goal ensues, of course. (Q4 18:02)
Gordon gets a very late garbage time special from a set shot from mid range. (Q4 25:36)
Griffiths gets the ultimate junk time goal with a snap off a step from 65m with the wind in the last five seconds. (Q4 27:48)

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